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Are you tired of stiffness and chronic pain? Do you worry about 'poor posture' as you age?

Join the parade to pain-free living!

  • Free yourself from stiffness and pain.

  • Gain enduring strength and easy flexibility.

  • Rediscover what you once knew as a baby and toddler.

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Welcome!
I'm Kathleen Porter

 

Truly good posture is not what we've been taught.

It's easy, relaxed, and pain-free.

It's what healthy babies and toddlers discover all on their own. It's the human body's design. 

It can rescue you, once and for all, from experiencing recurring stiffness and pain.

As a yoga teacher and massage therapist many years ago, I still  experienced chronic pain in my own body. 

I freed myself of pain and became more flexible and genuinely strong when I learned how to inhabit my body according to its innate design.

This approach really works—and I can show you how it's done!

"As a family physician treating my share of patients with back pain, neck pain, osteoporosis and dysfunctional labor . . .  Kathleen's work, to me, has been personally transformative."

                                               Leah Morton, M.D.

          Learn to align your bones the way Nature intended                                           and bring an end                                                          to a long list of pain problems.

 

  • Misaligned posture is the #1 cause of stiffness and pain of "unknown cause."

  • Back pain, hip, knee, shoulder, neck and foot pain are often relieved when the body returns to its natural  innate alignment.

  • Simple details can be put into practice by almost anyone for greater comfort and ease of movement.

  • We offer books and posture aid products that will start you on your way to feeling more comfortable and free from pain. Listen to Kathleen's podcast, watch her videos, or sign up for her online course.

FREE illustrated guide "5 Steps to Pain-Free Sitting."

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Books & Posture Aid Products

I've written books that detail principles of natural alignment that point the way "home" for both adults and children, at a time when so many of us are facing an epidemic of structural collapse.

I've also designed extra-small wedge-shaped cushions that help "park" the pelvis in the natural position that supports a relaxed, upright spine. They're small enough to fit in your bag and be taken along to the movies or a sporting event. Keep one in your car or take it on a plane.

Tune in to AlignNOW Podcast

Learning how to align my bones along the vertical axis  freed me from mountains of tension which I had held at bay by regular stretching. I went from being a longtime yoga teacher, unaware that I had become "addicted" to daily stretching, to being a seriously committed posture nerd. I've been at this ever since.

Tune in to the ongoing discussion of various aspects of our natural human design, and try it on yourself with simple explorations that bring these concepts to life inside your body.

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"Kathleen's Alignment Basics workshop changed my life! At 67, I was experiencing neck, shoulder, and knee pain that worsened with age and seemed chronic. The pain melted away, along with what felt like a lifetime’s worth of stored tension. I began performing life’s daily activities—bending, stooping, climbing stairs, reading in bed—in total comfort again. Thank you, Kathleen!"

Martha Ragland
Portland, OR

"Excellent!! The biomechanics of the course, coupled with her passion and grace made this the best! I encourage more courses from her for she inspires learning and promotes Omega goals and philosophy."

John Metcalf, Ph.D. M.D.
Pittsburg, PA

"This was a very enjoyable and rewarding course, conducted with grace, wit and good will. I have learned from insights generously shared. I would gladly come back again! Thank you!"

L. Blokar
Orville, OH

"My husband is thrilled that I don’t bug him for neck massages every day like I used to. Since learning how to stack up my bones, a lot of tension that I experienced on a daily basis is gone! And whenever I start getting tense or sore, I just stop and take the time to notice where I’ve gone astray and can almost always bring myself back to being comfortable again. Thank you many times over!"

Lynnette Holzer
Keaau, HI

"Just the sleeping exercises alone have helped so much. I wake up in the morning with no neck pain! Even my regular headaches have been helped by this new way of sleeping. On top of that, my knock knees (not as knocked anymore!) don’t hurt now when I walk down steps and my back feels better. If I have to stand for a long time, I can do it without my back hurting."

J.D. Goldman
Vancouver, BC

"I have experienced a number of body work modalities but in this workshop I learned numerous new and/or better ways to maintain a healthy musculo-skeletal system into old age. I highly recommend this workshop for everyone."

Ann Ostling
Queens, NY

"I signed up for this workshop because in spite of a lengthy yoga practice I was still in pain. Kathleen seemed to have a new approach, so I signed on. This has been the most valuable workshop I have ever taken, and I hope it will be repeated next year. Everything immediately made sense and I have been feeling an enormous release from my chronic pain."

Nancy Cavanaugh
NY, NY

Take a look inside "Pain-Free Living with Natural Posture."

Kathleen's Books

 

Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living: The Practice of Mindful Alignment

Our bones are the framework of support for our bodies, much like the wall studs and beams of a house. Yet the alignment of the skeleton along the vertical axis of gravity is largely overlooked today, even by fitness experts and yoga teachers. In a culture of cocked hips, sauntering models, and slouching TV watchers, where “chin up, shoulders back, stomach in” is believed to be good posture, we have forgotten what healthy alignment looks and feels like—leading to chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain for millions. This book presents the natural alternative that provides 

"Never before in the world of fitness has there been a more readable, ground-breaking, or seminal book than Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living. Through this revolutionary book, Kathleen Porter is about to rock your world!"

                                                                                 Jean Couch                           Founder and Director of the Balance Center                                  and Coauthor of The Runner's Yoga Book

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Healthy Posture for Babies and Children

Tools for Helping Children Sit, Stand, and Walk Naturally

_________________________________________________________________ "This book is a treasure—beautiful, practical, and inspiring."                                                                                                                                                                     Sonia Story                                                    Founder of Move, Play, Thrive

_________________________________________________________________ "Kathleen introduced me to my sit bones. She came to visit our Mothering magazine office in Santa Fe, where she generously instructed us how to stay in alignment at our desks. I had always thought this was impossible, but simply by teaching us how to sit, she changed my perception of my body forever."

                                                                             Peggy O'Mara

     Editor and publisher of Mothering magazine, 1980-2011            and author of Natural Family Living and A Quiet Place

____________________________________________________________________ "Healthy Posture for Babies and Children is front and center in my treatment room and is the first book I share with all my patients suffering from any type of musculoskeletal pain."

                                                                      Donna Beck, N.D.                                        Founder of A Family Wellness Center

____________________________________________________________   "At the bare minimum this book gifts your kids with a healthy spine that can last a lifetime. Buy this book!"

                                                                                  Jean Couch                           Founder and Director of the Balance Center                                  and Coauthor of The Runner's Yoga Book

 

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